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Some News On the Technical Side of HD DVD...

Hot on the heels of the debut of the world's first web-enabled HD DVD - Freedom Vol. 1, comes news of preparations for more extensive support of web-enabled extras on HD DVD both techically and commercially.
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Firstly, DVD Forum has approved the selected three Certificate Authorities whose public keys will be embedded in HD DVD-Video players supporting the Version 1.1 specification, and, they will be listed on the DVD Forum Web page referred to by the specification so that Advanced Application authors can obtain code signing certificates. The Video Application Signed Security Subcommittee will monitor these Certificate Authorities, and make adjustments if needed.

The 3 selected Certificate Issuing Authorities whose public keys will be embedded in HD DVD-Video players supporting the Version 1.1 specification are VeriSign, Comodo and Cybertrust.


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Next, Memory-Tech Corporation (Tokyo Japan President and CEO, Shiroharu Kawaski) and Microsoft Corporation (Tokyo Japan, President and CEO, Houston Dalen) formed alliances for HD DVD commercial server technology development and services deployment.

Memory-Tech and Microsoft Business Alliances

1.Memory-Tech and Microsoft establish technology partnership for HD DVD commercial server development.

2.Memory-Tech and Microsoft jointly promote HD DVD web connectivity based on HDi T jointly with studio partners of the world.

3.Memory-Tech and Microsoft will deploy wide rage of application and business development based on the HD DVD server technology and hosting know-how of the two companies

Microsoft and Memory-Tech HD DVD Server Services Alliances

June 26, 2007

Memory-Tech Corporation (Tokyo Japan President and CEO, Shiroharu Kawaski) and Microsoft Corporation (Tokyo Japan, President and CEO, Houston Dalen) formed alliances for HD DVD commercial server technology development and services deployment.

<Background>
Memory-Tech and Microsoft have been collaborating for improvement and enhancement of HD DVD VC-1 CODEC and HDi interactivity. Interests and demands of HD DVD web connectivity is becoming higher and higher in the world wide market to clearly differentiate the new HD DVD format from the conventional DVD format and widen package software business opportunities.
Memory-Tech and Microsoft will promote HD DVD web connectivity jointly with studio partners of the world and accelerate the new software business deployment.

<Memory-Tech and Microsoft Business Alliances>
1. Memory-Tech and Microsoft establish technology partnership for HD DVD commercial server development.
2. Memory-Tech and Microsoft jointly promote HD DVD web connectivity based on HDi T jointly with studio partners of the world.
3. Memory-Tech and Microsoft will deploy wide rage of application and business development based on the HD DVD server technology and hosting know-how of the two companies.

"Web connectivity is one of the most important features for wide penetration of HD DVD products in the market. So far Microsoft has been working with Memory-Tech, who is leading HD DVD authoring and replication in the market, to improve and refine VC-1 CODEC. Collaboration for HD DVD server development between the two companies will contribute to acceleration and business growth of the HD DVD format in the world market" says Kazuo Sakai, Vice President, Digital Entertainment Partner Group of Microsoft.
"It is great honor for Memory-Tech to jointly develop HD DVD commercial server and make it available for studio partners with Microsoft. As HD DVD total service company, we would like to continue to support studio partners to develop very attractive HD DVD software for consumer benefits"says Shiroharu Kawasaki, President and CEO of Memory-Tech.

<Contact for the press announcement>
Haruhiko Noborisaka, Business Strategy Planning Department, Memory-Tech, +81-3-3405-880
Aki Araki, Public Relations Department, Microsoft Corporation, +81-3-4533-3210
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Sounds like fun! I'm looking forward to this.
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